Fern Michaels (author of “Classified”, “Blossom Sisters” and more) has a new book featuring illustrator Lucy Brighton, a woman who loves her job creating comic strips and cartoons for children. She lives in the New Jersey home where she grew up. Her life changes when she receives a call from Florida telling her that her parents were killed in a car accident. While cleaning out their bedroom closet she finds a cache of fake passports, cash and weapons. Read about it in “Forget Me Not”.
“The Gods Of Guilt” is the latest Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly (author of “The Lincoln Lawyer”, “The Black Echo” and more). When Mickey Haller gets a text stating: “Call me ASAP-187” he knows there’s a murder that requires his immediate attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest payoffs. Mickey is not a cop, he’s a lawyer for the defense, and he discovers there’s more to the case than guilt or innocence.
Adriana Trigiani’s (author “Big Stone Gap”, “ Lucia, Lucia”, “The Queen Of The Big Time”) new book has her trademark Italian flavor. “The Supreme Macaroni Company” features Valentine Roncalli a schoolteacher turned shoemaker and wife. She finds that juggling the demands of business and a new family more challenging than she anticipated. The story travels between Greenwich Village, New Orleans and Italy.
Pat Conroy (author “The Prince Of Tides”) has a new offering in the form of a memoir. “The Death Of Santini” centers around the relationship of the author and his father, Donald Patrick Conroy. The elder Conroy was a Marine Corps fighter pilot who was prone to brutal displays towards his wife and children. The author explains the effect his upbringing had upon his life choices and writing. During the final years of Don Conroy’s life, he and his son reached a rapprochement of sorts.
“Big Sky Wedding” by Linda Lael Miller (Author of “Big Sky Summer”, “The Bridegroom”, “The Rustler”) begins with wedding bells ringing in Parable Montana. Brylee Parrish hasn’t heard that sound since she was jilted by Hutch Carmody. Her life is challenging enough, and becomes more so when handsome cowboy Zane Sutton comes to town.
Jaime Lee Moyer, an author best known for her poetry has a new fiction offering. “Delia’s Shadow” is set in San Francisco during the beginning of the new century. Delia Martin is a wealthy woman whose most loyal companions are ghosts. Since the earthquake in 1906, she has been overwhelmed by the dead, clamoring for help. She moves to New York to gain some peace. After several years she beliefs she’s free, until a specter appears, and she realizes she must return to the City by The Bay to put the tortured soul to rest.
It’s that time of year again! The latest edition of “J.K. Lasser’s, Your Income Tax 2014 is available at the library to help with preparing for the 2013 Tax returns.
The “State Of Wisconsin Blue Book for 2013-2014” complied by the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau is the source for information about state government.
Another Wisconsin reference book is: “Profiles Of Wisconsin, History, Statistics, Demographics For All 2,082 Populated Places In Wisconsin Including Comparative Statistics & Rankings”. New Holstein is listed with a “population density of 47.8 persons per square mile”!
“Driven” is the latest book written by Green Bay Packer, Donald Driver. He recounts his life in Houston, Alcorn State College, to the Green Bay Packers where he became the all-time reception and yards leader. He also shares some of his post football life experiences. A must read for the Packer fan.
James Bowen found an injured cat in the hallway of his London apartment building. Making barely enough money to feed himself, he wasn’t in the market for a cat, so when the cat (Bob) was well enough, he was sent on his way. James expected that would be the last he saw of his feline friend. Bob had other ideas. “A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life” by James Bowen.
Lovers of historical nonfiction might enjoy the latest book by Pulitzer prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin (author of “Team Of Rivals” and “No Ordinary Time”). “The Bully Pulpit, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And The Golden Age Of Journalism” takes place during the first decade of the Progressive Era. The story is told through the friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft a friendship that is strong before 1912.Things changed when both men vied for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, leaving the door open for Democrat Woodrow Wilson to win the presidency.
In the fall of 1944 an American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the Pacific islands of Palau. Army reports have them crashing in shallow water and some accounts have them parachuting to safety. When investigators went to the location of the wreckage, nothing was there. Some of their relatives whispered that the men returned but were living a secret life. Forty years later, a team of investigators set out to find what really happened to the American bomber. Find out what happened in “Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search For The Missing Men Of World War II” by Wil S. Hylton.
John Grisham (author “A Time To Kill”) is returning to the courthouse in Clanton with Jake Brigance, who finds himself embroiled in another fierce trial. Seth Hubbard, a wealthy man dying of lung cancer hangs himself from a Sycamore tree, leaving behind a hand-written will. The will causes havoc between his adult children and his black maid (to name a few). Get the complete story in “Sycamore Row”.
Sandra Dallas ( author of “The Persian Pickle Club”, “True Sisters”, “Tallgrass” an others) has a new book set in 1885 America. New York socialite, Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister Lillie for a year when she receives news of her death in Denver. When Beret gets there she discovers Lillie was a prostitute who was brutally murdered in the brothel where she was living. Beret is determined to solve the mystery of her sister’s death and her investigation takes her to the seedy underground world where Lillie lived. Read about it in “Fallen Women”.